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Just war lecture series to be presented, April 15-16

A lecture series on the topic "Just War vs. Just Cause: What Role Does Justice Play in the War on Terrorism?" is planned for Monday and Tuesday, April 15-16, at McCosh 66.

Jonathan Marks, visiting lecturer in the Woodrow Wilson School and the politics department, will speak about "The Search for Infinite Justice: What is the Best Forum for the Trial of International Terrorists?" at 7 p.m. on April 15. Marks is a barrister at Matrix Chambers in London. His fields of interest are international law, human rights law and environmental law.

"The War on Terrorism: The Challenge of Our Lifetimes" will be the topic of Kasey Pipess lecture at 7:30 p.m. on April 16. Pipes, associate director of the White Houses Office of Strategic Initiatives, will present a philosophical defense of why we are fighting, what we are fighting for, and why this struggle is truly the challenge of our times.

The series is sponsored by Ideas In Action , a program dedicated to promoting awareness of issues and student discussion at Princeton through a series of theme weeks. These weeks are the result of the collaborative efforts of student organizations, performing arts groups, faculty, staff and alumni to provide an engaging series of debates, lectures, discussions and performances relating to current issues. The lecture series is co-sponsored by the Projects Board, the Dean of Undergraduate Students and the College Republicans.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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